The alias Sra.D (Ms. X) stands as a complaint against the loss of identity of women upon marriage, automatically leaving their surname to acquire their husbands. It's something that happens in many countries, establishing itself as something implicit in marriage. Through her work, Ms. X seeks to represent all those women who seek emancipation. Nobody's women.
Lara Padilla, a.k.a Ms. X, lives and works between Madrid, Miami and New York.
Graduated in Fine Arts from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Master in Film Photography Direction from the TAI School, she is a multidisciplinary artist that uses paint, sculpture, dance, performance, cinema and fashion as means of artistic expression. She combines texture with movement, canvases and clothing to travel between different social and professional contexts.
Her art has participated in individual and group exhibitions at national and international level, such as in the museum "Museo de Zapadores de Madrid" (November 2020, Madrid) or "Art Basel Miami" (January - July 2019, Miami).
Her fascination for fashion eventually led her to work with clients such as Springfield, Pepe Jeans or Levis. She also actively collaborates with Patricia Field, the stylist of series such as "Sex In The City" or "The Devil wears Prada" for her project Patricia Field Art Fashion, designing unique hand-painted garments.
2020 5th Creative Textile Recycling Marathon at La Casa Encendida, Madrid.(ArtFashion)
2020 Solo Show in Museum of Zapadores, City of Art. Madrid. (Painting, Sculpture)
2020 Solo Show in White Lab Gallery, Madrid (Painting, Sculpture, Performance)
2019 Emperador Hotel Gran Vía, Madrid. (Painting, Performance)
2017 Art Fashion Runway & Art show in The Artist Corner Gallery, Art Basel MIA,Wynwood. (Artfashion, Painting)
2017 Fundación Pons, Madrid, Spain. (Painting, photography, Videodance)
2012 “Art Fuze,” LMNT Gallery, Miami, USA (Painting)
2021 Art show “Celebrating Diversity” at 3 Punts Gallery (Painting), Barcelona.
2021 Art Madrid Contemporary Art Fair 21 represented by 3 Punts Gallery (Painting)
2021 Urvanity Contemporary Art Fair 21 represented by 3 Punts Gallery (Painting)
2021 Estampa Contemporary Art Fair 21 represented by 3 Punts Gallery (Painting)
2019 Art Fair Aqua Art Miami, Art Basel 2019. (Painting)
2019 Runway with Patricia Field in Wynwood, Patricia Field Gallery. (Art Fashion & Painting)
2018 ArtBanchel Art Festival, Madrid (Performance)
2018 Tercera Setmana Dance Festival, Museu de Belles Arts Castellón, (Performance)
2018 Beta Pública Dance Festival 2018 ( Performance)
2018 Aqua Art Miami - Art Basel- MIA (Painting)
2018 Runway at Perez Art Museum with Patricia Field, Art Basel. MIA. (Art Fashion)
2018 Runway with Patricia Field in Wynwood, Patricia Field Gallery. (Art Fashion & Painting)
2017 Spectrum Art Basel with Saphira & Ventura Gallery. MIA. (Painting)
2017 Patricia Field Art Fashion, in White Dot Gallery, MIA, Wynwood. (Art Fashion)
2017 Runway in Jackie´O Super Paradaise Beach with Patricia Field Art Fashion,Greece.
2017 Runway in Mad Walk with Patricia Field Art Fashion, Greece. (Art Fashion)
2017 Runway in Joe´s Garage, Catskills, with Patricia Fiel Art Fashion. NYC.(Art Fashion)
2017 “Miradas” in Junta Municipal of Retiro, Madrid. Cultural center “ La Vaguada”, Madrid,
& Junta Municipal Fuencarral -El Pardo.Spain.
2016 IX GATADANS; Dance Festival of Madrid, España. Conference
and artshow. (Photography)
2016 “Taste of Sobe” in Icon South Beach, Art Basel Art Fair, Miami Beach. (Painting)
2016 “LUMINARIA” Contemporary Art in Usera, Madrid, Spain,(Photography)
2015 “G&U” in Wynwood, 2328 North Miami Avenue, USA, Art Basel. (Painting)
2014 “FRESH GALLERY”, Madrid, Spain, Art Show Meetinarts in CANAL+.(Videodance)
2013 DUMBO Art Fair, NYC, USA. (Painting)
2012 “Faim Art” Art Fair, Madrid, Spain.(Painting)
2012 The Lab Miami Gallery, Miami, USA (Painting)
2012 “Art Takes Time Square”, NY, USA (Photography, Painting)
2010 “EX-LIBRIS,” Art show, UCM, Madrid (Xilography)
2009 “Set in Black,” French Institute, Madrid.
2009 “El Muro al reves,” French Institute, Madrid (Painting)
2021 Wallspot Art Festival, Femme Creators Edition (Wall)
2019 Pinta Malasaña, Street Art Festival. (Wall)
2015 Wall in Wynwood, Art Basel in G&U, Miami, USA. (wall) NW 24